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CALENDAR

May
4
Sat
Los Ranchos Growers’ and Art Markets @ Los Ranchos Growers' Market & Art Market
May 4 – Nov 9 all-day

Los Ranchos Growers’ and Art Markets

Regular Season, May 4 – November 9, 2019

Winter Markets: 2nd Saturday of the month, Dec – April, 10 am – noon 

Market Tables Note:  Lots of fresh local produce and products!

Carrots, leeks, apples, beets, Jerusalem artichokes, radishes, turnips, assorted greens, onions, garlic, seasonal plants, eggs, jams/jellies, various pastries (regular and gluten free), honey, local products, burritos, popcorn, hot coffee, and more!

Artists

The Los Ranchos Art Market is a wonderful place to find creative and unique products handcrafted by New Mexico artists.  Available products include jewelry in various styles and materials, pottery, glass mosaics, wooden home accessories, crocheted hats, toys, and other goodies, wind chimes, soap and other personal care products, quilts and other fabric creations, leather products, batik t-shirts, photographs, wall art in various styles and mediums, metal products, tie dyed wearables, upcycled furniture, pet products, knives, and candles.  There is always something new to discover!

May
23
Thu
ABQ Beer Week
May 23 – Jun 2 all-day

ANNUAL ABQ BEER WEEK

May
25
Sat
Albuquerque Wine Festival @ Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
May 25 – May 27 all-day

ALBUQUERQUE WINE FESTIVAL

  • Dates: May 25 – May 27, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Balloon Fiesta Park
  • 5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy., Albuquerque, NM 87113
  • Phone: 505-768-6050
  • Time: 11:30am-7pm
  • Price: $20 for ages 21+

Sip into Summer at New Mexico’s biggest wine event: The Albuquerque Wine Festival.

We invite you to join us for another fabulous event at Ballon Fiesta Park.

This three day event features a wide selection of red, white and sparkling wines that range from soft and sweet to bold and dry. Share the experience with friends and family or grab a date for this annual Memorial Day Weekend tradition.

VivaVino!

Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
May 25 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

About Us

Mission Statement 
The Downtown Growers’ Market’s mission is to support and promote local agriculture, small business development and community engagement in order to better the economics, health, wellbeing and education of New Mexico residents and visitors.We’re located in historic Robinson ParkThe Downtown Growers’ Market is run by the DowntownABQ Main Street Initiative. The Market began in 1996, and continues to grow exponentially thanks to our vibrant community. The market is home to over 60 New Mexican growers offering the highest quality produce available in Albuquerque, along with a wide array of talented local artists and a delicious mix of prepared food artisans.Every week we feature a live band, yoga at 8:45am, community nonprofits, a bike valet service, and lots of community spirit! All are welcome! We accept EBT/SNAP funds {which we’ll double for you!}, that can be processed at our Information Booth, as well as WIC and Senior checks. Also, if you forgot cash- we got you covered! Visit the Info Booth on the east end of the park to learn how you can use your debit card to acquire market tokens.

Green Initiatives


We’re SOLAR POWERED. Positive Energy Solar provides electricity for our band and Java Joe’s espresso machine.

​BIKE to the market! Our neighbors at the Raynold’s Neighborhood Association provide a Bike Valet Service every Saturday starting May 5th. Bike to the market, leave your bike with them, and enjoy a stroll!

We have compost and recycling at Market in an effort to produce no waste. We are looking for volunteers to help with this program. If you are interested, please contact us below.

Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
May 25 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
BUYING? SELLING? Join the fun at New Mexico’s largest open air market! We are located in Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds on Central Avenue west of Louisiana Boulevard.
Thousands of people come every Saturday and Sunday. People are buying and selling just about anything and everything you can imagine–old, new, unique, tried and true.
If you have any questions regarding the Flea Market please call
505-319-2849
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
weather permitting
May
26
Sun
Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
May 26 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
BUYING? SELLING? Join the fun at New Mexico’s largest open air market! We are located in Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds on Central Avenue west of Louisiana Boulevard.
Thousands of people come every Saturday and Sunday. People are buying and selling just about anything and everything you can imagine–old, new, unique, tried and true.
If you have any questions regarding the Flea Market please call
505-319-2849
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
weather permitting
Rail Yards Market @ Albuquerque Rail Yards - Blacksmith Shop
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

RAIL YARDS MARKET
Come to the Rail Yards Market every Sunday for food, art, music and community. Set in Downtown Albuquerque’s Rail Yards enjoy local artisans, growers and musicians. For an inside look at the market, check out this blog post.

The Rail Yards Market’s mission is to celebrate the cuisine, culture, and art of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico. Our commitment is to:
• Preserve the legacy of an historic downtown neighborhood.
• Gather the city’s many communities around a shared space.
• Nurture the next generation of local entrepreneurs.
• Create a dynamic hub for Albuquerque’s agricultural and artisanal
communities.
• Promote tourism by providing Albuquerque with a must-see
destination in the heart of downtown.
• Demonstrate one of many potential uses for the Rail Yards site.
• Promote the knowledge and preservation of New Mexico’s heirloom
crop varieties

Event Details

Time: 10am-2pm
Recurrence: Every Sunday
Admission: Free

Location: Blacksmith Shop at the Albuquerque Rail Yard in Barelas

777 1st Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-600-1109

ABQ Blues & Brews @ Sandia Resort and Casino
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

When:

Sunday, May 26, 2019 (Memorial Day Weekend)
General Admission 3p-6p
Early Access Hour 2p-3p

Where:

Sandia Resort & Casino
Click here for directions

What:

• Live Music – TOP BLUES BANDS
• Dozens of Regional Craft Breweries
• Collectible quality event program featuring bands & breweries
• Raffles, Games, Homebrew Demonstrations, Vendor Booths, and more!

Who:

ABQ Blues & Brews is a project of Feel Good Festivals.

PLEASE NOTE:

No one under 21 admitted.

No Pets
No Coolers

Jun
1
Sat
Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
Jun 1 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

About Us

Mission Statement 
The Downtown Growers’ Market’s mission is to support and promote local agriculture, small business development and community engagement in order to better the economics, health, wellbeing and education of New Mexico residents and visitors.We’re located in historic Robinson ParkThe Downtown Growers’ Market is run by the DowntownABQ Main Street Initiative. The Market began in 1996, and continues to grow exponentially thanks to our vibrant community. The market is home to over 60 New Mexican growers offering the highest quality produce available in Albuquerque, along with a wide array of talented local artists and a delicious mix of prepared food artisans.Every week we feature a live band, yoga at 8:45am, community nonprofits, a bike valet service, and lots of community spirit! All are welcome! We accept EBT/SNAP funds {which we’ll double for you!}, that can be processed at our Information Booth, as well as WIC and Senior checks. Also, if you forgot cash- we got you covered! Visit the Info Booth on the east end of the park to learn how you can use your debit card to acquire market tokens.

Green Initiatives


We’re SOLAR POWERED. Positive Energy Solar provides electricity for our band and Java Joe’s espresso machine.

​BIKE to the market! Our neighbors at the Raynold’s Neighborhood Association provide a Bike Valet Service every Saturday starting May 5th. Bike to the market, leave your bike with them, and enjoy a stroll!

We have compost and recycling at Market in an effort to produce no waste. We are looking for volunteers to help with this program. If you are interested, please contact us below.

Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
Jun 1 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
BUYING? SELLING? Join the fun at New Mexico’s largest open air market! We are located in Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds on Central Avenue west of Louisiana Boulevard.
Thousands of people come every Saturday and Sunday. People are buying and selling just about anything and everything you can imagine–old, new, unique, tried and true.
If you have any questions regarding the Flea Market please call
505-319-2849
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
weather permitting
Jun
2
Sun
Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
Jun 2 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
BUYING? SELLING? Join the fun at New Mexico’s largest open air market! We are located in Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds on Central Avenue west of Louisiana Boulevard.
Thousands of people come every Saturday and Sunday. People are buying and selling just about anything and everything you can imagine–old, new, unique, tried and true.
If you have any questions regarding the Flea Market please call
505-319-2849
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
weather permitting
Rail Yards Market @ Albuquerque Rail Yards - Blacksmith Shop
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

RAIL YARDS MARKET
Come to the Rail Yards Market every Sunday for food, art, music and community. Set in Downtown Albuquerque’s Rail Yards enjoy local artisans, growers and musicians. For an inside look at the market, check out this blog post.

The Rail Yards Market’s mission is to celebrate the cuisine, culture, and art of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico. Our commitment is to:
• Preserve the legacy of an historic downtown neighborhood.
• Gather the city’s many communities around a shared space.
• Nurture the next generation of local entrepreneurs.
• Create a dynamic hub for Albuquerque’s agricultural and artisanal
communities.
• Promote tourism by providing Albuquerque with a must-see
destination in the heart of downtown.
• Demonstrate one of many potential uses for the Rail Yards site.
• Promote the knowledge and preservation of New Mexico’s heirloom
crop varieties

Event Details

Time: 10am-2pm
Recurrence: Every Sunday
Admission: Free

Location: Blacksmith Shop at the Albuquerque Rail Yard in Barelas

777 1st Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-600-1109

Jun
7
Fri
Albuquerque ARTScrawl – First Friday Citywide ARTScrawl
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Create Your ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday Gallery Tours!

The Albuquerque First Friday ARTScrawl and ARTful Saturday are self-guided gallery walking tours that take place each month. We provide a listing of participating member galleries with details about their current shows and you use our listings and gallery map to plan your custom tour.

FIRST FRIDAY ARTSCRAWL
The citywide Albuquerque ARTScrawl occurs on the first Friday of every month.

ARTFUL SATURDAY
An Artful Saturday event takes place on the third Saturday of every month. The event rotates between Old Town, Route 66, and The Heights so check our listings for each month’s location!

SPECIAL EVENTS
Some of our members present events that don’t fall on the first Friday or third Saturday, we still want you to know about them! Our Special Events section includes our members’ non-ARTScrawl events.

Jun
8
Sat
Downtown Albuquerque Growers’ Market @ Robinson Park
Jun 8 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

About Us

Mission Statement 
The Downtown Growers’ Market’s mission is to support and promote local agriculture, small business development and community engagement in order to better the economics, health, wellbeing and education of New Mexico residents and visitors.We’re located in historic Robinson ParkThe Downtown Growers’ Market is run by the DowntownABQ Main Street Initiative. The Market began in 1996, and continues to grow exponentially thanks to our vibrant community. The market is home to over 60 New Mexican growers offering the highest quality produce available in Albuquerque, along with a wide array of talented local artists and a delicious mix of prepared food artisans.Every week we feature a live band, yoga at 8:45am, community nonprofits, a bike valet service, and lots of community spirit! All are welcome! We accept EBT/SNAP funds {which we’ll double for you!}, that can be processed at our Information Booth, as well as WIC and Senior checks. Also, if you forgot cash- we got you covered! Visit the Info Booth on the east end of the park to learn how you can use your debit card to acquire market tokens.

Green Initiatives


We’re SOLAR POWERED. Positive Energy Solar provides electricity for our band and Java Joe’s espresso machine.

​BIKE to the market! Our neighbors at the Raynold’s Neighborhood Association provide a Bike Valet Service every Saturday starting May 5th. Bike to the market, leave your bike with them, and enjoy a stroll!

We have compost and recycling at Market in an effort to produce no waste. We are looking for volunteers to help with this program. If you are interested, please contact us below.

Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
Jun 8 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
BUYING? SELLING? Join the fun at New Mexico’s largest open air market! We are located in Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds on Central Avenue west of Louisiana Boulevard.
Thousands of people come every Saturday and Sunday. People are buying and selling just about anything and everything you can imagine–old, new, unique, tried and true.
If you have any questions regarding the Flea Market please call
505-319-2849
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
weather permitting
Albuquerque PrideFest @ Expo New Mexico - Gate 3
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Remember the Past Create…Future

Dance|Music|Friends|Fun|Diversity

JUNE 8, 2019 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Time: 10:00am     Day: Saturday     Ages: All Ages  

This year’s Albuquerque PrideFest will continue to be a three day celebration designed to bring our diverse LGBTIQ and allied communities together for a weekend of camaraderie and celebration of our past, present and future while raising funds for Albuquerque Pride’s Community Programs geared towards educating the public about the historic and continued civil rights battle facing our community.

Days

  • Thu, Jun 6 @ 7:30 PM – Candlelight Vigil (Morningside Park)
  • Fri, Jun 7 @ 6:00 PM – FREE Night PrideFest & Art Reception
  • Sat, Jun 8 @ 10:00 AM – PRIDEFEST MAIN EVENT

Features

  • Live entertainment on 2 stages with locally and nationally known talent
  • KiDz PaRk for family friendly activities
  • Indoor Dance Club featuring the best DJs in town
  • Wet & Play Area featuring over-sized water slides and water sports
  • Art Show featuring local artists with varied medias
  • Car Show showcasing remodeled classics
  • Health Fair with free STD testing and screening
  • Pride History and Archives
  • Exhibitors with an extraordinary variety of shopping opportunities and community resources
  • Food Vendors offering great deals for yummy treats
  • Beer and Liquor Gardens for those 21+

Families and Children

  • Children under 10 receive Free Admission
  • KiDz PaRk for Family Fun

Parking

Parking is available for $5 at the gate.

Volunteer Opportunities

If the admission price is economically taxing, FREE ADMISSION to the Festival may be arranged by becoming a PRIDE VOLUNTEER and volunteering a minimum of 4 hours. To sign-up, click here.

Festival Accessibility

An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be available at the Main Stage. Please see the PRIDE OFFICE located north of main stage for more information once you arrive.

Lost & Found

Lost items can be picked up at the PRIDE OFFICE located north of main stage. After the event, you can contact Albuquerque Pride at info@abqpride.com.

No Pets Allowed!

As a consideration for our visitors, ABSOLUTELY NO PETS are allowed on the grounds (with the exception of SERVICE DOGS, which MUST be harnessed). This rule applies to ALL pets.

ABQ Megaband Jam – 2019? @ Apple Mountain Music
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“The Albuquerque Megaband” is an open community band which provides an opportunity for musicians to get together and play acoustic string band music. Megaband practices are held on the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. at Apple Mountain Music, 10301 Comanche Rd. NE (www.applemtnmusic.com/). The Megaband is also meeting at Winning Coffee Co., 111 Harvard SE, (http://www.winningcoffeeco.com/)  on the fourth Sunday of the month from 2 to 4pm. Please join us!

Heights Summerfest @ North Domingo Baca Park
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Heights Summerfest

Free, family, fun, concert-series.

2019 Heights Summerfest - Dumpstaphunk on Wood

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 5-10 p.m. | North Domingo Baca Park 

Join us as we kick-off the annual Summerfest series with Heights Summerfest. This free family-friendly event features fun for the whole family including an artisan market, microbrew garden, food trucks and live entertainment from local and national acts.

Performers

National Headliner – Dumpstaphunk

Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz   arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, audiences can expect dueling baselines with the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while keys and funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. With three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on their own merit of material. Songs like “Dancin’ to the Truth” off their latest record, Dirty Word, offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat from your choice of many local food trucks. Adults can unwind from the week in the Microbrew Garden with the best local brews, spirits and wines from local establishments.

Artisan Market

Shop local! Browse through a variety of local handcrafted artisans ranging from pottery and housewares to clothing, body products and jewelry. There will be plenty to choose from and these local artisans have what you’re looking for.

Children’s Activities

The kids’ area is full of fun activities including free face painting, inflatable obstacle courses and a 25-foot rock climbing wall presented by the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department.

Getting There

Parking

Free parking is available at La Cueva High School, with free shuttles taking event-goers from La Cueva parking lots to North Domingo Baca Park throughout the event. (Map)

Bike Valet

Skip traffic on the road, stick to the trails and take advantage of the free Bike Valet provided by Esperanza Bicycle Education Center.

Event Specifics

Heights Summerfest is free to the public. Pets are welcome on leashes. Event goers can bring coolers. Glass containers and alcohol are prohibited. This is a rain or shine event.

Jun
9
Sun
Expo New Mexico Flea Market @ EXPO New Mexico
Jun 9 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
BUYING? SELLING? Join the fun at New Mexico’s largest open air market! We are located in Albuquerque at Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds on Central Avenue west of Louisiana Boulevard.
Thousands of people come every Saturday and Sunday. People are buying and selling just about anything and everything you can imagine–old, new, unique, tried and true.
If you have any questions regarding the Flea Market please call
505-319-2849
Hours: Saturday & Sunday 7:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
weather permitting
Rail Yards Market @ Albuquerque Rail Yards - Blacksmith Shop
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

RAIL YARDS MARKET
Come to the Rail Yards Market every Sunday for food, art, music and community. Set in Downtown Albuquerque’s Rail Yards enjoy local artisans, growers and musicians. For an inside look at the market, check out this blog post.

The Rail Yards Market’s mission is to celebrate the cuisine, culture, and art of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico. Our commitment is to:
• Preserve the legacy of an historic downtown neighborhood.
• Gather the city’s many communities around a shared space.
• Nurture the next generation of local entrepreneurs.
• Create a dynamic hub for Albuquerque’s agricultural and artisanal
communities.
• Promote tourism by providing Albuquerque with a must-see
destination in the heart of downtown.
• Demonstrate one of many potential uses for the Rail Yards site.
• Promote the knowledge and preservation of New Mexico’s heirloom
crop varieties

Event Details

Time: 10am-2pm
Recurrence: Every Sunday
Admission: Free

Location: Blacksmith Shop at the Albuquerque Rail Yard in Barelas

777 1st Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-600-1109